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Super Moon was, in fact, pretty super (big photo gallery)

Super Moon was, in fact, pretty super (big photo gallery) | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon The full “super Moon”, scientifically known as a “perigee moon”, rises over Los Angeles, California May 5, 2012.
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Gallery: Reader photos of the super moon

Gallery: Reader photos of the super moon | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The moon was shining brightly in the Edmonton sky Saturday night as it reached its closest point to...
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Whole Foods is coming? Time to buy

Whole Foods is coming? Time to buy | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Forget Starbucks: It's the gourmet grocer that lands just before neighborhoods really explode...
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David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Parks Canada carnage sideswipes Jasper with nary a peep from local Tory MP

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Parks Canada carnage sideswipes Jasper with nary a peep from local Tory MP | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
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Why the death of DRM would be good news for readers, writers and publishers

Why the death of DRM would be good news for readers, writers and publishers | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Cory Doctorow: The recent decision by Tor Books to ditch digital rights management signals the beginning of the end of the ebook format wars...
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Andrew Coyne: Canada's stealth prime minister

One year on, we can say that Stephen Harper has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.
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Premier Redford’s access to information promise | Edmonton Journal

Premier Redford’s access to information promise | Edmonton Journal | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Alberta's access to information law has been taking a pounding lately.
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Why e-books will soon be obsolete (and no, it’s not just because of DRM)

Why e-books will soon be obsolete (and no, it’s not just because of DRM) | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
E-books will be obsolete within five years.  Crippled by territorial license restrictions, digital rights management, and single-purpose devices and file formats that are simultaneously immature a...
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Tim Harper: Stephen Harper tells Jim Flaherty to lay off Ontario

Tim Harper: Stephen Harper tells Jim Flaherty to lay off Ontario | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Jim Flaherty can’t stop bashing Ontario. Now the Prime Minister’s office has told the finance minister to give it a rest.
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‘Betrayed’ and ‘cheated:’ Flood of angry emails to Harper made public

‘Betrayed’ and ‘cheated:’ Flood of angry emails to Harper made public | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
OTTAWA—“Betrayed. ” “Cheated” “What about your own fat pensions. ” And the kicker, “Hands off OLD AGE SECURITY. ”
Canadians didn’t hold back when Stephen Harper first floated his proposal to overhaul old age security benefits earlier this year.
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Amazon Plans to Lower Ebook Prices, But Does It Need To?

Amazon Plans to Lower Ebook Prices, But Does It Need To? | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Amazon says it plans to lower ebook pricing in the wake of the government's lawsuit against Apple and book publishers, but should it?
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Proposed Ont. cellphone legislation could create national 'groundwork'

Proposed Ont. cellphone legislation could create national 'groundwork' | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Consumer advocacy groups are hoping the Ontario government's planned legislation to protect cellphone users will have impacts on customers across Canada.
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Alberta Ranks Last in Transparency Study

Alberta Ranks Last in Transparency Study | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it

The Centre for Law and Democracy today released the results of a comparative study which highlights problems with Alberta’s access to information legislation.

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Hands-on: testing the GIMP 2.8 and its new single-window interface

Hands-on: testing the GIMP 2.8 and its new single-window interface | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
After years of development, version 2.8 of the venerable GIMP image editor has been released. We go hands-on with the update, which brings the long-awaited single-window user interface.
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Jean McBean fought for women’s rights as trailblazing lawyer

Jean McBean fought for women’s rights as trailblazing lawyer | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
In the early 1980s, when law offices were the domain of men in dark suits, Jean McBean took a notion and opened Edmonton’s first all-female law firm where the children of the four lawyer moms could come after school to do their homework.
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‘Pierre Poutine’ launched robo-calls from computer used by Tory campaign

‘Pierre Poutine’ launched robo-calls from computer used by Tory campaign | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Elections Canada investigator details new findings in court documents...
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Thinking of a master plan: Portland’s mayor on building prosperous cities

Thinking of a master plan: Portland’s mayor on building prosperous cities | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Portland, Ore., Mayor Sam Adams says that cities are ideally positioned to lead the way toward prosperity.
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TODERIAN: Discovering the worlds of Twitter and urbanism « Spacing Toronto

TODERIAN: Discovering the worlds of Twitter and urbanism « Spacing Toronto | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it

This special column is from Brent Toderian, the former chief urban planner of Vancouver.

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On Press Freedom Day, concerns raised about Harper government 'clampdown'

On Press Freedom Day, concerns raised about Harper government 'clampdown' | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The effect technology is having on free of expression is up for debate, especially on World Press Freedom Day, celebrated annually on May 3.
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Federal libraries, archives shutting down - Ottawa - CBC News

Federal libraries, archives shutting down - Ottawa - CBC News | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
A series of federal department archives are set to close and many jobs will be lost throughout Library and Archives Canada as part of the latest federal budget cuts.
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Top DND official says Cabinet made decision to exclude $10-billion in F-35 costs to Parliament, and DND says feds still plan to acquire controversial fighter jets | hilltimes.com

Top DND official says Cabinet made decision to exclude $10-billion in F-35 costs to Parliament, and DND says feds still plan to acquire controversial fighter jets | hilltimes.com | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it

Top DND official says Cabinet made decision to exclude $10-billion in F-35 costs to Parliament, and DND says feds still plan to acquire controversial fighter jets

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Cabinet ministers' drivers made $600,000 in overtime | CTV News

Cabinet ministers' drivers made $600,000 in overtime | CTV News | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Drivers hired to shuttle federal cabinet ministers around Ottawa charged taxpayers more than $600,000 in overtime above their annual salaries last year, a CTV News investigation has found.
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Tait: Volunteerism is the best way to beat boredom

Tait: Volunteerism is the best way to beat boredom | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Whenever a Tweet appears in front on me that says “I am s-o-o-o bored” and ends with a hashtag of #nothingtodo, I only think of one word.
Possibility.
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What’s next for Alberta. | Chris LaBossiere

Ok, now what?
Alberta will likely see it’s first change in government in 41 years. The Wildrose Party had an opportunity to lose its lead in political polls during tonight’s debate, and by most accounts, it looks like they only strengthened their grasp on the legislature.

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Alberta’s one-party system is cracking up

Alberta’s one-party system is cracking up | News & Stuff Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Here’s the future: two large parties – one on the conservative right, the other in the centre – and a small one on the left...
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